HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program focus on promoting individual competencies and collective action, empowering leaders and stakeholders, and building a network of committed leaders in pursuit of eliminating stigma and enriching the college experience for LGBTQ+ students and the entire student body.
The HRC Foundation is proud to launch an expansion of the Gen-Z sexual health program and introduce the new cohort of the PrEP Ambassador Program. Through our HBCU Program, 11 students will serve as PrEP Peer Educators to eliminate HIV & AIDS-related stigma on HBCU campuses through public education regarding PrEP, HIV testing & treatment.
We partnered with The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions to release ‘Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support,” a research brief examining the ground-breaking steps that Historically Black Colleges and Universities are taking to establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices on their campuses.
Formerly known as the HBCU Project, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's HBCU Program has expanded to engage administrators, faculty/staff, students and alumni through various initiatives. Since the program’s inception, HRC has established relationships with over 30 HBCUs by providing support to LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, and staff who wish to improve LGBTQ+ inclusion on their campuses.
HRCF’s HBCU Program arose out of a need to support LGBTQ+ students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) after two violent, anti-LGBTQ+ incidents occurred at two prominent HBCUs in 2004. Shortly after the incidents, HRCF convened a dynamic group of HBCU LGBTQ+ student-leaders committed to advocating for LGBTQ+-inclusion and social justice on campuses and in their communities.
Each month, the HRC HBCU Project releases a newsletter with the latest and greatest information of what happening in the world of the Human Rights Campaign and HBCU's. We share tons of great opportunities and information for both students and alumni.
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